The Merrie-Midgets stage and puppeteers

1960s

The Merrie-Midgets stage and puppeteers

1960s

The Merrie-Midgets were a puppet show hand-crafted, built and performed by the Comfort family of Christchurch from the mid 1950s until 1965. The show travelled the length of the South Island, along with appearances in Auckland and Wellington, and was a regular feature on Hays Roof during school holidays. Four members of The Merrie-Midgets puppet troop, from left, Ivan Comfort, Billie Johnston, Dulcie Comfort and Alison Comfort in front of their hand-built puppet stage.

Area: Central City / Central Christchurch - North

Contributor: Greg Comfort in the 2018 Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt

Source: Greg Comfort in the 2018 Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt

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